So I actually recently painted a watermelon design, therefore I wanted to do something different from the ‘norm’. I went for a more contemporary (yeah?) style using nail tape for the lines and seeds.
The top polish (a limited ‘retro’ edition ‘Tainted Love’ by Barry M) is really quite cool – I’ve only used it once before I think. It gives different looks in different lighting – dark blue, then purpley, and quite metalic looking sometimes. Really quite nice! I think it gives a lovely contrast to the neon green too.
It’s the first time I’ve cracked out my striping tape, and I love the effect! So much so I went on to paint my mums nails too.
I randomly splodged colours for my base, then tape, then the black. I quickly found out that applying it thinner worked better, too thick and it kinda dragged the edges up. Top coat to finish, because you could kind of see the layers.